35 North, Brighton’s newest art gallery, launches on Saturday September 6th 2014.
Paintings by John Whiting
We guested at John Whiting’s new gallery launch – a fresh white space well situated on a North Laine corner, showing John’s Brighton-inspired paintings. Smartly-presented oils, pastels and prints, earthy tones and deep glowing colour capturing the light, the buildings and the people of the city by the sea.
All best wishes to Brighton’s newest art gallery.
35 North Road
35 NORTH CONTEMPORARY FINE ART
A BRAND NEW GALLERY FOR BRIGHTON’S NORTH LAINE
35 North Contemporary Fine Art opens its doors to the public for the first time on Saturday September 6th 2014 with an exhibition entitled Images of Brighton. John Whiting, the featured artist for the inaugural exhibition, will be at the gallery all day to meet visitors and talk about his work.
35 North is owned by Brighton residents John and Sharon Whiting. “Our vision is to offer a very different kind of gallery for Brighton. Each exhibition will feature the work of one, maybe two artists and will run for several weeks. We have a number of exhibitions lined up from a variety of artists of both national and international renown”.
Images of Brighton features a series of oil paintings and pastel drawings depicting both the architectural wonders of Brighton as well as powerful and atmospheric seascapes.
John Whiting spent his childhood in Bexhill-on-Sea before studying architecture in London. His interest in painting and drawing buildings evolved over time to include landscapes and life studies. Art and architecture have always been closely linked and in John’s work each discipline informs the other in a striking balance of rigour and expression. He has travelled extensively in Europe, USA and Asia and spent several years living in Hong Kong and Australia. In 1994 Hong Kong’s Wattis Fine Art Gallery staged a group show entitled ‘Figures’ where John showed his work for the first time. This was followed by further group shows ‘Windows to 95’ at Wattis Fine Art and ‘Life after work’ at the Hong Kong Fringe Club. The Fink Gallery in Sydney staged his first one-man show ‘John Whiting—recent works on paper’ which included nudes and cityscapes.
Since 1999 John has exhibited his work in his own Open House as part of the Brighton Festival. His work is held in private collections around the world.
35 North Contemporary Fine Art is situated at 35 North Road in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine. Images of Brighton runs until Saturday 11th October 2014. For more information, images and interviews please contact Sharon Whiting, email@example.com 07792 058039 or visit the gallery at 35 North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YB. Gallery opening hours: Thursday and Friday 11am – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 6pm.